Everybody knows how eyes work, right?
Apparently not. Many college students believe that some sort of rays shoot out of our eyes, allowing us to see.
Here at the Big Bad Blog, we look at the news and wonder what is wrong with America’s right wing legislators.
We can express a modicum of understanding at the decision to starve women of their rights via a cut to the funding of planned parenthood. The Republican party has long been the enemy of the poor, women, and (particularly) abortion. We do not understand it, but we saw it coming.
We are flabbergasted that the state government in Wisconsin would draft a law that would end collective bargaining by employees in the state. Not only is it horrible and unjust, it also seems like poor strategy — the resulting strikes will almost certainly paralyze public services, and it hands relevancy back to unions that were becoming increasingly irrelevant in today’s world. We understand that Republicans are pro-business and anti-union, and that Republican governments look to curtail union rights. But this is monumental in its stupidity.
Finally, we are perplexed by Montana, where the legislature will be voting on whether or not physical laws happen to be true.
At least in the first two instances, the issues are social and a matter of government policy. Passing a legislation saying that the earth’s temperature will not change on the basis of emissions from Montana does not make that true. Emissions either do or do not contribute to global warming (they do), and no amount of legislating will change that.
|A strange process involving The Daily Mail creates brain eating vaccines.|
|Scientists love little more than destroying childhood memories.
Triceratops — ex-communicated from the legion of dinosaurs.
|Note to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies: When sending legal threats, it is best to get the law right.|
|Somewhere in Indiana, there is a doctor who ought to be stripped of his license.|
|The Internet … where strange affairs and second marriages are discovered and/or researched through Facebook.|
|I still remember running.|
|An important note — it is unwise to receive a blowjob while cooking pancakes.|
|If you do not wish to know how large the frightening holes in Internet privacy are, I suggest that you do not click on this link.|
|Is there anybody left out there who is actually willing to pay money to get on a Ryanair flight? If so, probably not for long, as the airline is adding standing-room-only ‘seats’ and toilet charges.|
|A Best Boy employee is expecting to be fired after creating an anonymous anti-iPhone animated video.|
|A victory for slouchers everywhere! Good posture is bad for your back.|
|We present logic to confound religious homophobes.|
|So there’s this guy with one eye, but two eye sockets. So he takes out his fake eye, replaces it with a “bionic camera eye”, and starts making videos.|
|Twilight is like soccer.|
|There are plenty of excuses for getting in a car crash. The behaviour of other drivers, children or animals running in front of your car, the bottle of bourbon you drank before getting behind the wheel.
But … you were being chased by a vampire? That’s new.
|The Last Airbender? Roger Ebert hopes so.|